Media Release


Mar 07, 2016

– Saturday, April 2 at the CF Chinook Centre –

Autograph signing by artists including Alessia Cara, Brett Kissel, Dean Brody, Marianas Trench, Ria Mae, Walk Off The Earth and more!

TORONTO, ON (March 7, 2016) – More than 1000 music fans will take over the CF Chinook Centre in Calgary on Saturday, April 2 for a chance to meet their favourite Canadian artists during JUNO Fan Fare, presented by hmv Canada. One of the most popular events of JUNO week, JUNO Fan Fare, hosted by eTalk reporter and Much host Liz Trinnear and Tyrone Edwards, host of E! and Much, features interviews with artists, autograph sessions, live performances, prize giveaways and more!

Participating artists include Alessia Cara*, Autumn Hill*, Brett Kissel*, Chad Brownlee, Dean Brody*, Dear Rouge*, Francesco Yates*, George Canyon, Marianas Trench*, Ria Mae* Scott Helman*, Shawn Hook* and Walk off the Earth*. *Denotes a 2016 JUNO Award nominee.

Free tickets are available on a first come first serve basis as of Wednesday March 9, at 5pm MT. Sign up at

“hmv Canada has played a leading role in supporting the Canadian music community for over 26 years and we are thrilled to support CARAS once again,” said Saundra Bianchi, Director of Marketing, hmv Canada. “We look forward to connecting with our customers and music lovers alike, and share with them the once in a lifetime experience of JUNO Fan Fare in Calgary.”

JUNO Fan Fare runs from 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm.



1st session: 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

2nd session: 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Media Note:
An advisory will be issued to all accredited media on Tuesday, March 22 with RSVP instructions. Following receipt of your RSVP, the Holmes PR Accreditation Manager will respond by return email to advise on the status of your request. We will do our best to accommodate as many requests as possible. There are NO interview opportunities on-site.

Promotional Partners:
90.3 AMP Radio, 95.9 KiSS FM, 98.5 Virgin Radio, 101.5 KooL FM, Calgary Herald, CJAY 92, Metro News, MUCH, X92.9, and XL 103.


The 45th Annual JUNO Awards and JUNO Week will be held in Calgary, Alberta, March 28-April 3, 2016.
For more information please visit:

The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences/L’académie canadienne des arts et des sciences de l’enregistrement (CARAS) is a not-for-profit organization created to preserve and enhance the Canadian music industry and to contribute toward higher artistic and industry standards. The main focus of CARAS is the exploration and development of ongoing opportunities to showcase and promote Canadian artists and music through vehicles such as The JUNO Awards and other year-round initiatives. For more information on the 45th Annual JUNO Awards or The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) please visit


About hmv Canada

hmv Canada‘s first store opened in 1986, from which it has grown to become a Canadian entertainment market leader with 106 stores from Newfoundland to British Columbia, including flagship locations in Toronto, Vancouver, Edmonton, and Montreal. hmv Canada is an innovator in its market, launching in 2009 its digital music store, in 2010, the pure customer rewards program, which has attracted over 1.6 million paid cardholders. hmv has been named Canadian Music Retailer of the Year for the past 21 years, and has also been recognized as the Canadian Entertainment Network DVD Retailer of the Year. In July 2011, Re:Capital Canada, a subsidiary of Hilco Capital, acquired hmv Canada from the UK’s HMV Group plc.


For more information on CARAS and the 2016 JUNO Awards, contact:
Vanessa Andres
[email protected]


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